1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc For Sale


£34,950 Asking price

Autostorico

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1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc For Sale


  • 3,120 Miles
  • United Kingdom

Description

The original Mini was conceived in response to the 1957 Suez oil crisis. The British Motor Corporation (BMC) tasked Alec Issigonis with creating a small, fuel-efficient vehicle. Leonard Lord, President of BMC, was also keen to see that a safer alternative to the bubble cars that were popular in Germany would be built and sold in Britain. With the insistence that the design, be no more than 10ft long and would devote an unprecedented 80% of its footprint to passenger and luggage space, Issigonis took his tablecloth sketch to production reality in under two years.

Launched in 1959, the Mini was a radical design of its time. The transversely mounted engine with its gearbox-in-sump arrangement drove the front wheels, this ground-breaking technology allowed room to house four adults. The Mini’s frugality, practicality and performance were immediately obvious, making it an instant success. Issigonis’s friend John Cooper, owner of Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formula One and Rally cars, saw the potential of the Mini for competition. Issigonis was initially reluctant to see the Mini in the role of a performance car, but after John Cooper appealed to BMC management, the two men collaborated to create the Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper was launched in September 1961 with an enlarged engine, twin SU carburettors, close ratio gearbox and front disc brakes. The new car proved instantly successful in British saloon car racing and rallying. The Cooper S was introduced in 1963 with its more powerful 1071cc engine and went onto win the Monte Carlo Rallies of 1964, 1 965 and 1967.

The Morris Mini Cooper ‘S’ 1071cc offered here at Autostorico is an original RHD Home market 1964 built example. Supplied to its first owner through The Morris Garage Oxford on the 1st of January 1965, making it one of the last cars off the production line. Finished in the iconic colour combination of Tartan Red with a Black roof with a Tartan Red/ Gold Brocade-Grey interior trim. Having been used sparingly since its restoration this wonderful example has clearly been well maintained and drives exceptionally well.

Supplied with a history file including a current V5 registration document, Buff logbook, various invoices, and Heritage certificate.

A perfect opportunity to own such an iconic British classic, which will certainly appreciate over time.

Viewing strictly by appointment only.


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Vehicle location

Oxfordshire Henley on Thames or 01491 - wailington
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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Oxfordshire
Reference number:
C1670808
Listed on:
22/03/2024
Make:
Morris
Model:
Mini
Year:
1964
Seller type:
Dealer

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